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Elevating Equipment




The group addresses the following products:

  • Lift Tables
  • Dock Levellers
  • Tail Lifts for Vehicles


The Product Group aims to promote the discussion of CEN standards, draft standards, proposed amendments, etc. between those manufacturers, from different EU member states, that are not directly involved in the standardisation activities. The PG will allow more manufacturers to understand the issues, offer opinions, suggest changes, etc. that may improve the standards and increase the overall industry knowledge.


  • Plenary Meeting (every two years)
  • General Meeting (meets as required)

Companies actively involved in the Product Group

Work in Progress

  • Preparation of a short summary for each product to promote the use of CEN Standards by companies within the European Union. The relevant standards are: EN1570: Lift Tables; EN1398: Dock Levellers; EN 1756-1: Tail lifts, goods; EN1756-2: Tail Lifts, passenger.
  • Industry guidance document on items that should be covered during the periodic inspection for each of the product categories.

Free Technical Documents

FEM 11.001 Thorough examination of Lift Tables 4th edition April 2012 04/2012
FEM 11.002 Thorough examination of Dock Levellers 3rd edition Jan 2010 01/2010
FEM 11.003 FEM Guidance on Safety on-Around A Vehicle Loading Area May 2011 05/2011
FEM 11.004 FEM Guidance on Dock Leveller Selection 05/2014
  Standards Summary April 2011 04/2011





4 FEM National Committees for 8 manufacturers


Tim Faithfull
Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers
Airport House
Purley Way, Croydon
UK Surrey CRO 0XZ

Tel +44 208 253 4501
Fax +44 208 253 4510
Email tim[at]admin[dot]co[dot]uk

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